Wednesday, March 30, 2011

April Tidbitz In Time kit reveal!!

Here's the projects I made with the April "Make Me Happy" kit! It features lots of American Crafts and brand new Prima releases. If you want one, you better hurry! Check it out HERE!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

April Sneak peek!

I have a few quick sneak peeks of my projects made with the upcoming April Tidbitz In time kit! It's full of amazing color and whimsy! Have a lookie:

Wanna be sure you get a kit? Head over to Tidbitz In Time today and join the club!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Coffee and alcohol ink distressing

Have any leftover coffee in the mornings? Even if it's a small amount, why not save it in a tupperware container? When you have accumulated enough to fill a platter, bowl, or pan you can use it to stain paper.

I just purchased a white die cut clock paper and I wanted to "antique" it a bit. I put it onto a plastic platter that was just the right size, and then poured coffee over it. I used copper, espresso, and caramel alcohol inks as well. Just squeeze a few drops onto the paper while swirling the coffee from side to side. Some of the ink drops will make direct contact with the paper and give a cool blotchy stain effect. When I finished this, I just loved the look. I wish I had photographed the die cut before distressing. Trust me, it was bright white! Here are a few pics of the process:

When this was dry, I HAD to use it right away! It was perfect for a photo of old and new friends made at a crop I attended over the weekend! The amazing charm clip on this page was made by one of my newest friends, Nancy. Thank you Nancy! ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

An exciting new adventure!

I am so happy to announce that I am on the 2011 Epiphany Crafts design team!

I cannot wait to get started and share my projects with you!